Sunday, June 30, 2013

#lovehome





June 29th

Can you believe it? June 29th we signed the paperwork for our house and grabbed the keys! 
This house was ours and we started work right away!  

52 weekends later...






We've had so much fun with this home! 
Blood, sweat, tears, and a lotta love have gone into transforming this for-sale house in Lake Mary, into our first home. 

That's why I've got our #lovehome post title. 

We recently got cable tv again, and have been watching a lot of HGTV (what else?!). 
During commercials, they show Instagram photos with viewers' #lovehome tag. 
It's so neat to see what others around the country love about their home. 

A place of rest and refuge. 

A place to come together and celebrate. 

A place to be creative and reach beyond your own abilities. 

But most of all, a place to love on one another. 

That's what I #love about #home. <3

Monday, June 10, 2013

June Makeover Madness

...not to be outdone by March Makeover Month, June makeover madness is in full force!

Yes, everyone, after a few months rest, we're back at it again! Check out just a few of the diy's we've been up to!


Two weekends ago, we spotted these fun tables at various garage sales.Super cute, but not the right colors for inside our house! We wanted to punch them up with a "beach cottage chic" vibe.

What do you think?









All it took was a little paint! 
I recommend using one $3 sample paint found at Home Depot in the color of your choice. Sand your piece, then apply two coats of the paint. 
To get that shiny (put not too shiny) finish, apply one coat of (my fav!) Minwax Poly Gloss Protective. You can find the smallest can size, for just $5.
Dry overnight!

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Then this past weekend, we decided to do a front-entry flip! 
This series of projects were ones we've been dying to finally accomplish. They included replacing the flush mount exterior light with a hanging lantern, constructing a small seating area, repainting the front door in an eye-catching color, and finally, planting flowers in our ginormous flower pot!








 Our front entry way feels way more inviting and exciting! To me it says that a young, fun couple live here!